Being able to work is pretty good
Time and time again I tell myself and anyone who will listen how thankful I am for the life we live around here. I am sincere and grateful for so many things that I would never have believed we would have 30 years ago.
I am still in awe of the central heat and air we have in our home. That was way off in the future when I was growing up! And a pickup truck with a GPS for giving perfect directions? A team pulling a wagon was our mode of transportation, and we even had a buggy of sorts.
Here it is today and there are all sorts of things which are wrong with our world. Who would have ever dreamed we would need an organization to protect wild animals and return wolves to their original habitat? Who would have believed we would need homes for children whose parents mistreated them? Now, I am almost cranky about so much of the pure old evil going on around our country. And it is about time many of us get cranky!
I don’t claim to have the answers to stop the foolishness but, fellers, we had better get a hold on it soon. In our own little community, we have had some break-ins and some stealing going on in the countryside. Our very own church house, and yours, has to lock the doors and keep rooms inside locked as well.
So, let’s not go too far away from common sense and decide to make some terrible weeds legal. Let us not host beer parties for teens, close our eyes to nasty stuff spread around as art or movies. I am not fooling around here, I want us all to insist our world stay decent! The end of the sermon.
The weather has calves with snotty noses and threatens to freeze up water pipes tonight and tomorrow. We have been busy wrapping up lines and I have heat in the well house. My close relative is not a happy camper when she turns on a dry faucet!
I had flaming turkey wings and hashed up dressing, but it is all gone and I could still enjoy some mashed taters and gravy! My close relative made pies and cakes, and the offspring also added to the banquet. We did not veer off from the original spread of turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce and lots of sweet taters along with the Irish. We had our family and some dozen others to help us enjoy the day. What a wonderful holiday it was!
Cattle prices were down a tad, and I hope those saving some to sell to line the pockets for Christmas make good. My culls are all sold and the steers are eating all they can hold every day in the feedlot. That is a little nagging itch there. We know what the costs of feed are when we send cattle, but we sure don’t know what the future holds. So far none of them have turned up their bellies to the buzzards — another thing for which I am thankful!
It is my opinion, and everyone has one, being able to work, provide food for your family and be free to attend your choice of worship is pretty good for us poor boys! We are able to shoot the breeze on the street corner or at the feed mill, work on our choice of jobs and still go bowling or see a movie or buy a bass boat. It’s sure a good place to live and raise your offspring!